Doctoral Research Affiliates.
Dana R.H. Doan is a Ph.D. candidate in philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy with a minor in policy analysis at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has over 20 years’ work experience leading, consulting, and conducting research with not-for-profit and community-based organizations in the U.S.A., Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dana’s research interests include community philanthropy and evaluation with a particular focus on equity and the constituent’s experience of nonprofits. Dana is passionate about bridging research and practice and has published in both academic and practitioner-oriented publications.
Morgan D. Farnworth is a doctoral student of public administration at the University of Kansas. Morgan received her Master of Public Affairs in 2018, specializing in policy analysis and emergency management, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Her current and past research projects span several policy areas, including K-12 education, behavioral healthcare, evictions, and judicial collaboration. Morgan's dissertation research is centered around the U.S. opioid crisis, exploring the role of government in promoting health equity.
Brandon Honoré is a joint J.D.-Ph.D. student in sociology at Northwestern University. He has five years of experience in federal policy for the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies in Washington, D.C. Brandon previously served three years as a middle school teacher and was recognized with the San Antonio Independent School District's Rising Star Award. His research interests intersect at law and political economy, racial and ethnic stratification, housing and neighborhoods, and wealth inequality.
Sydney Rucker is the Director of Diversity Initiatives for the Indiana University School of Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA) and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Sydney is currently a doctoral candidate in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University. Sydney’s specialization in community engagement, partnership development, and cultural competency have allowed her to work in a number of capacities across Indiana University, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the city of Indianapolis, IN.
Clifton Snorten is a doctoral student in urban education at the IUPUI School of Education. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English education from Indiana University Bloomington, and two Masters of Arts degrees from Ball State University in student affairs administration in higher education and executive development for public service. His current research interests are in looking to dismantle the school to prison pipeline through storytelling and emancipatory literature.